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Justice and fundamental freedoms

The section « Justice and fundamental freedoms » includes the actors, laws/reglementations, and public policies related to the establishment of Human Rights, guaranteeing of fundamental freedoms and the supremacy of the law.
The published notes are, essentially, related to the access of Justice for all citizens, to migrants and minorities Rights, to the good functioning of Courts otherwise the role played by the constitutional and independent institutions.
The reform of Justice, the Transnational Justice process and the fundamental freedoms have a central place in this section.

The rights of Sub-Saharan migrants in Tunisia

The precarious status of migrants labours in Tunisia is visible. Sub-Saharan migrants are over-represented in low paid service jobs such as assistant waiters, bathroom cleaners, or street and public space cleaners. Of the 53,000 foreigners that live in Tunisia, 12,000 are from sub-Saharan Africa[1]. Yet institutionally, these migrants are nowhere.

By Yasmine AKRIMI | 22 September 2021

Violence against women: between ideal laws and the terrifying reality

Cases of violence against women have increased considerably in recent years, including the rate of femicides[1]. There are calls for the law to be revised and for victims to be better protected. The state has a responsibility to protect its citizens; this includes a responsibility to defend women through measures that tackle the root of the problem.

By Yasmine Fendri Farah Gaddas | 21 September 2021

The rights of the LGBTQ + community in Tunisia: between reality and expectations

This policy brief addresses the problems faced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+)[1] community in Tunisia and identifies the forms of oppression, violence and exclusion it suffers. It proposes political, economic, and social policies that aim to protect LGBTQ+ rights and promote a culture that accepts the right to be different. This cultural shift would be an indicator of the democratic transition’s success.

By Hazem CHIKHAOUI | 13 September 2021

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities : Abundance of legislation and lack of effectiveness

While Tunisia ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, following which the local legal arsenal only knew a simple amendment which did not correspond to the content of the convention, the rights of persons with disabilities remained confined to the media fanfare and political propaganda to which one resorts in case of need.

By Afef Kouass | 1 September 2021

E-democracy: the role of communication technologies in establishing a participatory parliamentary landscape

Executive summary The recent demonstrations on the streets of many Tunisian cities are the result of tensions among Tunisians and deep anger against the Tunisian state’s economic, social, and political policies.  The parliamentary authority was associated with the highest number of protests calling for the parliament’s dissolution. Rather than assessing this from a legal or

By Ghofrane CHABBAR | 21 June 2021

The Tunisian education system’s denial of Autism

Executive summary Education is guaranteed by the Tunisian constitution but, in practice, children with autism are excluded from the education system and do not benefit from this right. Despite the law that grants children with disabilities the right to access public schools, the law fails to acknowledge children with autism. They should not be denied

By Nawel BERRICHI | 18 May 2021